Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring and Summer Events!

You're invited to come to the garden to enjoy fun and educational activities!
April 9th re-dedication of the Gary Whale Garden as the grand finale of the Celebrate Urban Nature event: the big moment when the new eye was unveiled! For more info and photos, go to

NEW this year:
"Summer Sunset Gardening" with Seattle Works volunteers! Families welcome to enjoy garden exploration, nature art and other activities, or to help with simple summer tasks.
  • Wednesday May 18th from 6-8pm
  • Wednesday June 1st from 6-8pm
  • Wednesday July 6th from 6-8pm
  • Wednesday August 3rd from 6-8pm
Finding the flowers of the "Mouse Plant" on April 9th.

"Summer Fridays in the Garden" during Free Family Concerts
  • Friday July 8th from 6-8pm, featuring Board of Education!
  • Friday Aug. 12th from 6-8pm, featuring Caspar Babypants!
These events are co-hosted by Magnuson Community Center. Dance, dig, and explore!

4th annual "Blues for Food Fest", a day-long benefit concert for the P-Patch Trust, who support local food banks, shelters, and hot meals programs. Free gardening fun for the whole family during the afternoon hours of the concert.
  • Saturday September 3rd from 12noon-4pm.
United Way "Day of Caring" Bring your children to join volunteers in fall fun!
  • Friday September 23rd from 9am-12noon

2nd annual "Fall Harvest Celebration and Jamboree",
co-hosted by the Magnuson Community Center. Family-friendly concert, orchard maze, pumpkin walk, cider press, and more!
  • Saturday October 1st from 10:30am-2:00pm

Volunteers are needed at each of these events, and you can choose from a variety of ways to help: help guide the volunteers from Seattle Works and other groups, help children explore the garden and worm bin or make nature art projects during events, help set up refreshments, or other support activities. Please RSVP to if you would like to help- and thanks in advance!

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